Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 10, 2021.
Bernard Reuben Ballard
May 14, 1927 - January 7, 2021
Bernard Reuben Ballard of Ashburn, Virginia passed on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at
Heritage Hall in Leesburg, Virginia.
Born Saturday, May 14, 1927, he was the son of the late Thomas Wayne and the late
Mary Geneva (Hodgkins) Ballard.
He was a 1945 graduate of Western High School in Washington, DC.
He retired in 1989 after 45 years with the phone company
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Ballard in 2007, and brother John
Vernon Ballard (WHS 1941)
He is survived by his nine children, Karen (John) Normandy of Ashburn, Joyce (Dave)
Phillips of Richmond, Jean (John) Nowakowski of Ashburn, David (Pam) Ballard of
McLean, Robert (Karen) Ballard of Ashburn, Colleen Vidaurre of Fairfax, Suzanne Ballard
of Ashburn, Lisa Vaughn of Fairfax, Greg (Claire) Ballard of Richmond, 21 grandchildren
and 20 great-grandchildren, with four more on the way.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday January 15, 2021 at St. Theresa
Catholic Church located at 21371 St. Theresa Lane Ashburn, Virginia 20147.
A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. Until the time of the service.
Private interment will be in Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, VA. In lieu of flowers the family
requests donations be made to Arthritis Foundation Attention: Virginia Market 1355
Peachtree St. NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309 or at